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Grateful Dead Live at Bellarmine College on 1968-12-07


Topics Live concert


Dark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven, Death Don't Have No Mercy, Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Jam > New Potato Caboose* Rosemary, He Was A Friend Of Mine, It Hurts Me Too, Morning Dew > And We Bid You Goodnight


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Bellarmine College
Location Louisville, KY

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > CM > C1 > DAT > CDR
Taped by
Transferred by D. Litfin and Wilbur Haines

Notes

SBD> CM> C1> DAT> CDR; see info file for details; seeded to etree via D Litfin; shn encoding by Wilbur Haines

Reviews

Reviewer: pinga - - May 29, 2015
Subject: Best Morning Dew EVER!
love it! nice '68 set--they were already having that 'Live Dead' sound by then!
Reviewer: geoson - - December 7, 2014
Subject: *
Once again an * with no explanation. Please uploaders if you are taking the time to place an asterisk next to a song (see new potato) let us know what it's there for. Guest artist? I see this quite frequently.
Reviewer: mzkdad - - April 2, 2012
Subject: I was there
I was there, a high school senior. 3 local rock bands opened: Stonehenge, The Oxfords and The Waters. What circulates is incomplete, and way out of order. After Jerry's rap about don't just sit there, get up and dance [paraphrase], they lit into "Lovelight," MIA here. I got up and danced, and kept on doing so thru' the bitter end in '95.
Reviewer: DaneBramage - - June 25, 2011
Subject: Rosemary!
A rare live performance of Rosemary is the highlight (for me) of this show. It is fairly quiet, but I have never heard another live version of it. The rest of the show is great, probably just to freak out the mid-westerners who were probably quite taken aback by the crew from San Fran! Bellarmine isn't a very large school to begin with, so I wouldn't doubt that there were fewer than 500 people attending, I may be wrong. The recording itself is pretty good for '68, but the unique playing of Rosemary makes it worth having!
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - - December 18, 2010
Subject: The Other One!
the strongest part of this show is easily the That's It For the Other One suite, which is VERY intense and well jammed.

the rest is a bit too mellow and subdued compared to the rolling fireball that typifies most of '68 (e.g. Morning Dew, which is one of the worst that i have heard). the show is rather sloppy in places too.

but still, some creative jamming in New Potato, a really nice exploratory Dark Star to open, and also props for the ONLY Rosemary...

3 and 1/2 stars
Reviewer: moosie - - May 8, 2010
Subject: my favorite show?
This is a ratty little gem of a show. On first listen, I went, yeah, good, but whatever, there's so much other better. But now, for some reason (many reasons: rosemary, caboose, and that wonderful wonderful darkstar), I'm drawn back, again and again. I have listened to this show probably 400 times in the past couple of years, and it feels like an old comfortable shoe.
Reviewer: bvh93 - - September 18, 2007
Subject: love 68 dead
im a huge fan of 68 dead and this show has got some great moments. thought first set was ok nothin special. a very reckless and out of control other one. beautiful jam comin out of cryptical. nasty phil jam in new potatoe. rosemary brings the energy way down but is appreciated for its rarity. rosemary really took the energy down for the rest of the night. nothing special in the morning dew closer either.
Reviewer: free_union - - July 22, 2007
Subject: new potato //rosemary
great jamming on caboose; rosemary, most poignant in this rare live perf
Reviewer: gilamonster58 - - January 11, 2007
Subject: Fun stuff
Can't give it a 5 due to the cuts but this is a really fun show. Jerry taking requests? Too much! "You have just been victimized by the Grateful Dead".
Reviewer: Ox Fall Down - - October 12, 2006
Subject: Snap your fingers, say yeah.
Very brisk WBYG.
Reviewer: Keldrean - - August 4, 2006
Subject: New Potato Caboose
New Potato Caboose took me to another world , and to that magical feeling of the Grateful Dead, Back Then when acid was legal and they played 3 shows a night, It took me to a place that I could only dream of, not being born befor the 60's but 40 years later. You can feel like your there at the college in 68'. This is what the dead is about every song on this show has got that feel to it but NPC most of all. -Fredrick Young (bass player)
Reviewer: stealthisname67 - - May 28, 2006
Subject: Birthday
I was born exactly 21 years after this performance.
Reviewer: mickey622 - - October 7, 2005
Subject: Hissy Schmissy...
the sound is fine.
The problem with it is the cuts. I hate to hear HWAFOM cut (especially this version) also Hurts me Too, DDHNM, TOO. But it's still a good recording and some stellar guitar work being done by Jerry. Real nice Caboose and the Morning dew is great. And what a snappy Bid You Goodnight.
Hey, it's 1968, enjoy it.
Reviewer: mickey622 - - October 7, 2005
Subject: Hissy Schmissy...
the sound is fine.
The problem with it is the cuts. I hate to hear HWAFOM cut (especially this version) also Hurts me Too, DDHNM, TOO. But it's still a good recording and some stellar guitar work being done by Jerry. Real nice Caboose and the Morning dew is great. And what a snappy Bid You Goodnight.
Hey, it's 1968, enjoy it.
Reviewer: The Teller - - September 21, 2005
Subject: The hiss hurts me too
Drop 4 and 8 Mhz and you will lose the hiss-- especially in Rosemary.
Reviewer: Dgold at AHT - - August 8, 2005
Subject: Listening to every He Was A Friend Of Mine
This is an interesting version of the sad song, "He Was A Friend Of Mine." (Is it the Dylan song?) At Bellamarmine College in Kentucky, they played a country-ish variation with a soft interplay on the instrumental intro - acoustic Weir, light keys, and country electric Jerry. Does JG use the pedal steel here, or guitar?

Another "He Was Friend Of Mine" possibly from a radio show, was on the 1st GD mix tape I ever got. I still haven't determined what date that version is from.
Reviewer: skwimite - - June 17, 2005
Subject: Hiss my ass
I would have killed for a tape that sounded this good back then. Yeah, Rosemary is hard to hear, but aside from historical value, it never did much for me anyway. In Dark Star, Garcia has that "inter-galactic" sound going on, typical of the period, and irresistable. Don't take these shows for granted. Get 'em while you can. 4 stars.
Reviewer: oceantree - - June 10, 2005
Subject: rosemary!!!!
the only thing you need to know about this show is that it includes Rosemary... ok, it's hissy, but for eff's sake, if for historical purposes only, get this show...
Reviewer: capn doubledose - - January 13, 2005
Subject: Nice
This is a great show however it is sliced and diced and while you should be charitable with shows older than '69 the hiss is there and the editing is really sloppy.
Reviewer: borndead - - December 11, 2004
Subject: Kentucky Darkstar
This college they played at is a University now.
My friends dad was at this show and supposedly this was a war protest show/thing.This college was/is very laid back,having a small,chill campus,etc.Its not downtown either.Its inside a old nice neighborhood actually.
There were some local bluegrass bands playing before,and some art school thing too.
Never has this show turned up in Ky.
Well played great sound from the guitars.The only Rosemary.Actually a stellar show from the list,and sound.
Kentucky got hooked up early for Christmas this year.
For years in Deadbase only the show was listed,no setlist.Then one year it popped up.
Thank you for liberating this sought after show.
Jerry asks the crowd if there is anything they would like to hear.Jerry loved Kentucky music from start.He was probally siked to play a place that 6 years earlier he would have been lookin for the bluegrass.
I have seen an orchestra here before.
Lovely place.
The first of 6 Great shows in this my hometown state.'68'74'78'89'90'93'93
The Deads first song live in Ky.-DARKSTAR
other great ky. gems:
EYES'74
WEREWOLVES'78
LOUIE LOUIE'89
SMOKESTACK>OTHER ONE JAM'90
GLORIA'93
Reviewer: dirty jev-o - - November 23, 2004
Subject: tad o' hiss
yep..this is good.....kinda sucks to hear it hurts me too with the beginning chopped off.....but damn!
Reviewer: beege - - July 8, 2004
Subject: Victimized by the Dead
This show should be listed as 12-7-68; most notable for this is the rare live rendition of Rosemary, which Jerry performed here in a very low-key fashion (crank your volume up to hear anything) as it wanders off to some basic tuning, warming up for the next song. The sound quality is really good but there are alot partial cuts, except the Morning Dew>Bid U Goodnight, which is a worthy listen.
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